There have been many moments in sports that have left a mark on sports fans for many years. Though a few of them stand out from the rest. Here is what students in Edison believe is the most iconic sports moment.
Freshman Gurmanveer Brar believes one of the most iconic moments is the game winner from Stephen Curry in 2016. The Golden State Warriors were facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in a close game that ended with Stephen Curry hitting the game winner at half court.
“It was crazy,” Gurmanveer said. “I mean he was going off in that game versus the Oklahoma city Thunder, but I didn’t expect him to make it. After all, he is the greatest shooter of all time.”
Seth Barbot, a senior at Edison believes there is a more iconic moment from the same year. In the 2016 finals, NBA star Lebron James had performed a defensive play that secured their victory. Lebron James pulled off a chase down block on Andre Iguodala in the closing seconds of the game. The game ended in a historic fashion as Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals. It was also the first championship won by a Cleveland team in almost 50 years.
“I was rooting for the warriors so I was very shocked that they lost to the Cavs in such a shocking fashion,” Seth said. “I was very appalled by the athleticism by Lebron, but overall it was a very good series. It was so memorable.”
Freshman Esau Anthony thinks a different sport holds the most iconic moment. They believe it is when Bartolo Colón of the New York Mets hit his first home run of his career. Bartolo Colón prior to this achievement was the team’s pitcher. He pulled off this feat at 42 years of age, thus Esau finds it memorable.
“At that moment, I was excited,” Esau said. “I was rooting for the Mets, for I am a Mets fan. I always liked Bartolo Colón as a pitcher. But when he hit that home run, it was a moment of celebration for the Mets. His first career home run at 42 years old is definitely an accomplishment.”